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Knife Edge Trail

Extremely Difficult

Trail

1.0 mile 1.6 kilometer point to point
73% Runnable
Extremely Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 170' 52 m
Descent: -545' -166 m
High: 5,249' 1,600 m
Low: 4,762' 1,452 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 13% (8°)
Max Grade: 69% (35°)

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Trail shared by Bryan Gagner with improvements by Liz

Starts at Katahdin summit where the Saddle Trail ends. Ends at Pamola where Helon Taylor starts.

Bryan Gagner

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This is a challenging and narrow knife edge trail with steep and potentially deadly drops. At points the trail is no wider than a couple of feet wide.

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Jul 14, 2019
Phil Baumbach

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  4.5 from 2 votes

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#91

in Maine

#6,635

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Mt. Katahdin Knife Edge
Nov 7, 2019 near Millino…, ME
On the knife edge.
Mar 27, 2015 near Millino…, ME
Mt. Katahdin's Knife Edge.
Apr 2, 2015 near Millino…, ME
The mist is rolling in.
Apr 2, 2015 near Millino…, ME
Soak up the phenomenal views looking north from Pamola Peak on Mount Katahdin, Baxter State Park, Maine, USA. If you're hiking the AT from Georgia, this is the last view you'll experience!
Apr 1, 2017 near Millino…, ME
At the summit looking towards the Knife Edge and Pamola.
Mar 27, 2015 near Millino…, ME

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